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Sunlife Towers | 22 + 21 fl | Proposed
#16
If these towers go ahead as planned this could be the densest collection of residential towers in the region.
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#17
Ah, that image marks the house as 'Party Room/Games Room'. So that's settled.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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#18
And apparently they are relocating it, even though it looks like it is in the same spot.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#19
(09-20-2017, 06:31 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: And apparently they are relocating it, even though it looks like it is in the same spot.

I have occasionally mused what the cost would be to move my house over 20cm. I guess these people will find out…although they’re also building a parking garage under it so I’m guessing the incremental cost to change the location will be pretty much zero.
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#20
Not having ground floor retail at King is unacceptable as far as I'm concerned.
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#21
This is a great spot for increased density, the design seems ok, but the lack of mixed use elements is disappointing.
However until the zoning requires mixed use elements we are likely going to see them sparingly.
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#22
Design hasn't changed much since it was noticed on Twitter 18 months ago.
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Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#23
rangersfan, mixed usage can in effect be a requirement simply by denying variances to development that don't include it. In this case, the developer wants the benefit of increased density and reduced setbacks. That's fine- probably it's good. But I would say that, in return, he should be adding commercial space to serve both the new and existing residents of the neighbourhood.
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#24
(09-22-2017, 06:16 AM)MidTowner Wrote: rangersfan, mixed usage can in effect be a requirement simply by denying variances to development that don't include it. In this case, the developer wants the benefit of increased density and reduced setbacks. That's fine- probably it's good. But I would say that, in return, he should be adding commercial space to serve both the new and existing residents of the neighbourhood.

If it complied with policy, wouldn't the developer just appeal the decision to the OMB?
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#25
Thanks for digging up the rendering.  The ground level interaction with the street is terrible.  That really needs to be improved.  I hope the City can move the developer to changing that, including mixed use (commercial).  We want a vibrant community core, not a "Mississauga City Centre".  This Bauer area has been fairly good with respect to intensification and street-level interaction, let's not have it screwed up now.
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#26
(09-21-2017, 08:50 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Design hasn't changed much since it was noticed on Twitter 18 months ago.
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So can we conclude that this person works for SRM Architects then?
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#27
Not hard to find out:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wcosta/
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#28
Is there the demand for mixed use? Wouldn't the developer propose this if demand was there? No developer will want to sit on unsold empty mixed use space. Are mixed use spaces owned and managed by the condo corporation or purchased as condo properties to be used by the purchaser or leased out by the owner? I agree entirely with the idea of mixed use at ground level in these new developments but should they be forced on the developed if there is no demand?
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#29
(09-22-2017, 03:36 PM)creative Wrote: Is there the demand for mixed use? Wouldn't the developer propose this if demand was there? No developer will want to sit on unsold empty mixed use space. Are mixed use spaces owned and managed by the condo corporation or purchased as condo properties to be used by the purchaser or leased out by the owner? I agree entirely with the idea of mixed use at ground level in these new developments but should they be forced on the developed if there is no demand?

The demand may not pay for the added complexity in construction, policy, insurance liability.

Worse, demand for housing may simply be great enough that one floor of housing has a higher ROI than of shops.

Moreover, even if there wasn't demand, maybe they *should* be forced.  Even if there is little demand, there are great benefits to the community to having mixed use on King St. Demand could be lagging.

Capitalism is not guaranteed to have good outcomes.  We should use it when it makes sense, but not rely on it without evaluating the situation.
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#30
(09-22-2017, 03:36 PM)creative Wrote: Is there the demand for mixed use? Wouldn't the developer propose this if demand was there? No developer will want to sit on unsold empty mixed use space. Are mixed use spaces owned and managed by the condo corporation or purchased as condo properties to be used by the purchaser or leased out by the owner? I agree entirely with the idea of mixed use at ground level in these new developments but should they be forced on the developed if there is no demand?

The demand may not pay for the added complexity in construction, policy, insurance liability.

Worse, demand for housing may simply be great enough that one floor of housing has a higher ROI than of shops.

Moreover, even if there wasn't demand, maybe they *should* be forced.  Even if there is little demand, there are great benefits to the community to having mixed use on King St. Demand could be lagging.

Capitalism is not guaranteed to have good outcomes.  We should use it when it makes sense, but not rely on it without evaluating the situation.

I am also curious as to the ownership and management of retail spaces within a condo building.
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